Saturday, 15 March 2014

Style File: Danish Royals Showcase Regal Looks

Having followed royal families from around the world for some time, I can say with some confidence not one of them showcase royal glamour in all its finery like the Danish royal family. Floor-length gowns, elegant up-dos, dazzling tiaras and jewels. They truly are a royal style fan's dream.

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Queen Margarethe and Prince Henrik hosted a gala dinner for members of the Danish Parliament during the week, and it was a dazzling affair.

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived holding hands (I just love when the royals show their romantic sides, particularly at officially events like this). Mary looked absolutely beautiful in a flowing kimono-style white gown with floral print.

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The breathtaking garment was designed by Charlotte Lynggaard for Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, an international jewellery brand which still continues to hand craft jewellery from precious raw materials at their workshop in Hellerup, Copenhagen. In 2013, the brand celebrated its 50th anniversary in conjunction with the Elle Style Awards and a selection of gowns including Mary's were designed to compliment the jewels. The show was described as a "Scandinavian Fairytale" with ethereal and whimsical pieces on display.

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You can see the dress in motion (at roughly 8:00) in the video below.



The Crown Princess also wore it for King Willem-Alexander's investiture in April. I think it looked much better the second time round without the hat.


Mary wore one of her go-to tiaras. The classic piece was a wedding gift from her Queen Margarethe and Prince Henrik. It is believed it was purchased at auction. Originally it was quite a small tiara but it has been altered to include a row of pearls at the bottom and on the top of the lower spikes. Of course, the pearls are removable ensuring Mary can wear it either way. We'll be looking at Mary's tiara's in greater detail in future 'Tiara Time' posts.

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Mary completed the look with her bespoke 'Lotus' earrings and a blue pendant. Terrific ensemble for the Princess.

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Other honourable mentions go to Princess Marie, pictured arriving with her husband Prince Joachim (again, note the hand holding). I love the silhouette of her gown, the fitted waist and flowing skirt.

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Queen Margarethe's sister, Princess Benedikte arriving at Christianborg Castle.

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What did you think of the Danish Royals style?

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! All of them. And how nice to see some emotion with the younger royals holding hands. Great post, thanks Charlotte.

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  2. bluhare in Washington State16 March 2014 at 01:31

    Well, I'm not very impressed with Mary's gown. Marie looks lovely.

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    1. We agree bluhare. I do like the cut and overall style, but not the pattern. It seems like it would be better suited for a summer evening and a less formal event.

      And I don't get the bag Marie is carrying. I know evening bags come in different styles, but the size and color overpower the gown, which I happen to like.

      BTW, I totally agree with the comments about the handholding. Very nice to see!

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  3. God I love Mary and Frederik. They are my favourite royals. Thank you so much for this coverage. Mary looks sensationally gorgeous and regal.

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  4. speaking of them holding hands and being romantic... I love it too charlotte... they have always been super romantic. Just harken back to their wedding day and how the crown prince cried and his beautiful loving speech to mary on their day at the reception.

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  5. Portia from Chicago16 March 2014 at 02:15

    Oh golly. I LOVE that dress. I think that it has the correct mix of whimsy and elegance. I can see Cressida wearing similar pieces in the future.
    I think I have made clear my love for the Danish royals.. And Mary in particular. So noting more to say there.
    About Maxima (previous post) I think that she dresses according to her larger than life personality. But sometimes the effect is a bit over the top. Love her though.

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  6. I cannot for the life of me see a pendant on Mary!

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  7. Jean from Lancs16 March 2014 at 12:29

    Mary's dress is too ornate ---it fights with the order she is wearing.
    Would be nice for a less formal occasion.

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  8. Mary's dress is amazing! But what the heck is up with Marie and her black purse?? It's so the wrong style for an affair like this! I don't know why anyone would carry a purse to anything like this - they have assistants who can hold their purse and get it to them later if need be - but if you have to carry one, let it be a formal evening bag!

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  9. MARY LOOKS LIKE A GODDESS!!

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  10. When Mary walks the dress flows, lovely and so majestic.

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  11. In 90 of 100 times Mary knocks any other royal out of the park.

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